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Akim Jerusalem
 
Established in 1951, Akim Jerusalem is a Jerusalem-based, voluntary,
non-profit association. We operate in the cultural and religious center of the world in the shadow of struggles, difficulties and divisions.
 
AKIM-Jerusalem employs and serves Jews, Christians and Muslims irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender, political opinions or other affiliations.  
 
More than 350 energetic, warm and generous souls from around the world have volunteered with our clients over the last 15 years. Some have worked in our hostels and apartments whilst others have helped in our "Nofshon" Respite Care Center or at our "Tzaharon" Extended School Day Program.
 
Each volunteer is expected to work 35 hours per week with 3 days a month holiday while we provide housing, food, pocket money and a monthly bus pass in Jerusalem (approx. $220 per month). We are also able to accept students working on their "practicum".
 
Link to internship information: If you would like to join us (for a minimum of three months) please contact Miriam Marcus at info@akim-jerusalem.org.il for more details.
 
 
 
Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) 
 
IPCRI, founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Israel/ Palestine Center for Research and Information is a joint institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict on the basis of “two states for two peoples”. IPCRI recognizes the rights of the Jewish people and the Palestinian people to fulfill their national interests within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side-by-side.
IPCRI is divided into three departments; Environment, Public Media and Research. Each is responsible for its own projects and management with significant coordination between departments. By implementing long term, sustainable strategies on joint issues such as the environment, public outreach and ongoing political, social and economic developments, IPCRI is constantly moving towards its central goal; a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis on the basis of two states for two people.

Link to internship information: http://www.ipcri.org/IPCRI/Get_Involved.html
 
 

Kenyon Institute

 
The Kenyon Institute is the home of British research and intellectual life in Israel/Palestine. As a British Academy sponsored institution, operating under the umbrella of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the Kenyon has become a hub for local and international researchers from a diversity of fields. Based in Jerusalem, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, the institute is one of the leading academic centres in the region, seeking to serve both British scholarship and the local academic community.
 
Link to internship information: http://www.kenyon-institute.org.uk/internships.html; info@kenyon-institute.org.uk
 

Palestine-Israel Journal (PIJ)

 
The Palestine-Israel Journal is a non-profit organization, founded in 1994 by Ziad AbuZayyad and Victor Cygielman, two prominent Palestinian and Israeli journalists, and was established concurrently with the first phases of the Oslo peace process to encourage dialogue between civil societies on both sides and broaden the base of support for the peace process. It was obvious from the start that, alongside the institutional efforts of Palestinians and Israelis, channels of communication must be opened for academics and other intellectuals, opinion and policy makers, grassroots organizations and activists to voice their views and take part in the public debate for a democratic and just solution to the conflict.
 
The Journal is staffed by a joint team of Palestinians and Israelis working from a single office based in East Jerusalem. In order to ensure that the views of both sides are equally reflected, the Journal employs two Chief editors and two managing editors, one Israeli and one Palestinian respectively. The Editorial Board composed of 22 members (journalists, academics and other intellectuals), is also equally divided between Palestinians and Israelis. The Board once every six weeks and takes an active role in the Journal providing guidance, suggestions and feedback on the content and quality of the Journal and its related activities. These occasions also provide Israeli and Palestinian board members with the opportunity to consolidate links and engage in informal debate and dialogue.
 The Journal is produced quarterly, with each issue (128 pages) devoted to a particular topic related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and relations between the two peoples. A range of articles written by Israeli and Palestinian experts examine the focus topic from different perspectives, giving readers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the subject.
 
Link to internship information: http://www.pij.org/internship.php
 
 
Just Vision
 
Just Vision emerged in response to the lack of media coverage of Palestinian and Israeli civilians working to end the occupation and the conflict. While violent extremism receives front-page exposure, courageous nonviolence leaders and peacebuilders are relegated to occasional human interest stories. Consequently, at Just Vision, we work to ensure that these Palestinian and Israeli civic leaders are not only taken seriously as partners in the quest for peace, but are also more visible, valued and influential in their efforts.
 
Just Vision launched in 2003 after two years of intensive research. We consulted nearly 500 Israeli and Palestinian leaders in nonviolence and peacebuilding to learn about their work, their successes, failures and lessons learned.
Today, Just Vision informs local and international audiences about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli civilian efforts to resolve the conflict nonviolently. By creating award-winning films that tell the otherwise unknown stories of these individuals and complementing them with online educational tools, we equip journalists, community leaders, educators, students and facilitators with information, access and content so they can learn from, report on, support or join Palestinian and Israeli civilians working for freedom, dignity, security and peace without arms. Our materials have opened hundreds of doors for the people we highlight, empowering them to connect with audiences worldwide, to spread their message and to gain greater support at home and abroad. 
 
Link to internship information: http://www.justvision.org/en/page/jobs-internships-volunteering
 
 
The Shalem Center
 
The Shalem Center is a Jerusalem research institute founded in 1994, which conducts academic research in the fields of Jewish and Zionist history, philosophy, political theory, Bible and Talmud, Middle East Studies, archaeology, economics, and strategic studies. Shalem is home to Shalem Press, one of Israel's leading academic publishing houses, specializing in the translation of works of Western philosophy into Hebrew. 
 
Link to internship information: http://www.shalem.org.il/Program-Description/The-Shalem-Summer-Internship.html
 
 
 
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
 
The Jerusalem Center was founded in 1976 by the late Prof. Daniel J. Elazar. It is currently led by Israel’s former UN ambassador Dr. Dore Gold.

The Center is a multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad.
 
Link to internship information: contact Justus Reid Weiner, JD justusdocs@yahoo.com; http://www.jcpa.org/
 
 
The Israel Democracy Institute
 
IDI is an independent, non-partisan "Think-and-Do Tank" that devises ways to strengthen the moral and structural foundations of Israeli democracy. While Israel's policymakers are consumed by crisis management, the Institute sets the nation's best minds to work on the long-term challenges facing the State in realms such as Political Reform, National Security, Religion and State, and Constitutional Law. Since its establishment in 1991, IDI has supported Israel's elected officials, civil servants, and opinion leaders in four ways:
 
Link to internship information:
http://www.idi.org.il/sites/english/AboutIDI/Pages/InternshipsatIDI.aspx



Women's Voices Now


Through the platforms of written and visual expression, and community activism, Women's Voices Now (WVN) fosters and enhances the international dialogue on women’s rights and encourages engagement from a worldwide audience.
 
Through its inaugural project, Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival, the WVN website hosts 98 films from 40 countries and supports an online, interactive community of commentary and discussion by contributors from a wide range of national, economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Because of WVN, scores of previously unheard women now speak directly to each other and to a global audience, helping them become catalysts for change in their societies and beyond.

WVN is now gearing up for a second film festival, and it will soon launch a number of new projects. 

For information on internship opportunities at WVN, please contact Heidi Basch-Harod at heidi@womensvoicesnow.org.
 
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